Thread: best paint match
07-12-2011, 04:37 PM #1
best paint match
Had the misfortune of striking a submerged pole at high tide on the weekend. Tore through the outer hull but the inner hill is undamaged. I have to paint after glassing the hull repair and am looking to see what is the best colour match using awlgrip paint.
Have the White/Carbon/Blue FX140 Cruiser. I am tempted to paint the entire bottom hull super jet black if I cant find a perfect match with the top hull. Sadly no pictures of the damage since my fone is at the bottom of the sea after the upset.
07-12-2011, 05:33 PM #2
I have used colorite on my 07 FX HO. The stuff doesnt match well IMO.
07-12-2011, 06:11 PM #3
I'm going with the Super Jet Black AWLGRIP then, at least I wont be looking at a two tone white machine....the awlgrip is supposed to plenty durable and my glassman works with it all the time so it should come out right...I hope!
07-12-2011, 07:00 PM #4
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Most shops nowadays have special cameras that will take a "picture" of your paint 3 times, and take the averages of the 3 and come up with a color match. Considering you have a thick black rail seperating the two surfaces, you would not be able to tell even if its a shade or so off. I had this done at my work and color matched perfectly and I did spot painting all over the ski. Or, go with the black if youd rather. :P
07-12-2011, 07:51 PM #5
Thanks for the reply UPGRADED...sadly, when it comes to marine quality paint...none of the local shops in the Bahamas has that capability, I have to go and buy the stuff that they have on the shelf. They do have 6 different shades of white, but matching those up wet versus dry would be a nightmare. Hopefully the black will come out decent but I will need new rubrails since they are grey now to complete the look.
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